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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, January 20th, 2017

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this Weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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Friday, January 20, 2017

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

10:00 – 10:30 pm – Walk Away the Pounds, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Walk Away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone’s fitness DVD. This fat-burning fitness program is a gentle and effective form of exercise that helps you burn fat naturally for lasting results.


10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

Featuring the new exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

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10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday


(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $4 | Youth (6-18): $2 | Veterans: $3
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

10:30 – 11:30 am – Yoga, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Participants of all fitness levels are welcome to join in yoga class. Classes include breathing exercises, poses and relaxation. We will follow a Yoga workout DVD.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a beach towel
or exercise mat. Everyone is welcome!


11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Feed the Resistance Lunch, at the Kentucky Democratic Party, 190 Democrat Dr, Frankfort

Join us for a lunch at KDP headquarters this Friday to gather and discuss the future of Kentucky and our nation. A donation of $25 to each KDP, Emerge Kentucky and a Kentucky charity of your choice is suggested.


4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. More info: visit www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600

Capital Cellars

5:15 pm – Yoga Classes, for beginner/intermediate located on the third floor of the McClure Building, 306 W Main St. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio. Click HERE for a complete class schedule. 223-3276

5:30 – 9:30 pm – LeeAnn O’Rourk, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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6:00 – 9:30 pm – Silent Night, Deadly Night” Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

Equus Run will explode with laughter, murder and mayhem with our January Murder Mystery. You will test your sleuthing skills as you help solve the fiendishly funny live performance by the company Murder and Merriment. “Silent Night, Deadly Night”, begins with eight guests staying at a luxury ski resort when a blizzard hits and an avalanche closes down the only road leading down the mountain. The power goes out and when lights are restored, it is discovered that the Resort Owner is found stabbed to death! It is a night of terror! You (and your party!) will enjoy a delicious 3-course meal, by featured caterer, Cathy Vance-Brooks of Thyme Catering.
Join us for a night of laughter – and terror! Our doors open at 6pm for wine tasting and socializing. Salad is served at 7:10, with the show starting at 7:30pm. The cost for the dinner and show is $45.00 (plus tax) per person. Reservations are required and must be made no later than Thursday, January 19th at 5pm. Just let us know if you are part of a group so you all can sit together and solve the mystery!

Dinner Menu

Spring Mix Green Salad with Apples and Goat cheese with a Vinaigrette Dressing
Hearty Lasagna layerd with cheese
Mixed Berry Tarts
Rolls and Butter



6:30 – 8:30 pm – Live Music, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

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Dinner is available. Open 12 p-9 p at the farm

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Legendary Craftsman Series, Buffalo Trace Distillery honors two of the accomplished gentlemen who helped build the World’s Most Award Winning Distillery as will host a roaring 20s cocktail party.

  • Friday, January 20, the Elmer T. Lee Dinner, known throughout the industry for his expertise and knowledge of bourbon whiskey. Hear more about Lee’s life over dinner and tasting of the bourbons that make up his legacy.
  • Friday, January 27, features the Roaring 20s Cocktail Party, experience cocktails, paired with small plates by regional chefs and mixologists, learn about vintage cocktails and the legendary tales of their creation.

Ticket prices are $65 each or $175 per person for all three events. All events start at 6:00 p.m.with an optional tour, followed by the tasting/dinner at 7:00 p.m.  The evenings will conclude about 9 p.m. Must be 21 years or older. The dress code for the E.H. Taylor and Elmer T. Lee dinners is dressy casual, and cocktail attire is encouraged for the Cocktail Party. Reservations may be made at 502-696-5930 or events@buffalotrace.com.

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7:00 – 9:00 pm – Trivia Night, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Gather a group of your smartest friends and enter a team in Verona Vineyards Trivia Night.

Prizes for the best and brightest, and a guaranteed good time for everybody.

No cover charge and no reservations required.


7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926 or click HERE to check availability.

7:30 – 9:00 pm – Pam Tillis Trio, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair Street

Pam Tillis is one of the great talents in country music, having had 30 singles in the Top 40 Billboard charts and nearly a dozen studio albums, including one dedicated to her father, Mel Tillis. She is a multiple Grammy and Country Music Association winner and a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Tickets: $40 / $35 / $30


8:00 – 10:00 pm – Drunk & Sailor, at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway

Kentucky’s favorite pirates are coming to the capital! We’ll sing you some sailing songs and drinking songs! You’ll sing us some songs, too! It’ll be fun.

Admission is $7!


Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

9:00 pm – FOF and 5150, at the The Brick Alley, 325 St Clair Street

Come rock out to some great hard rock and metal w/ Fear of Falling and Van Halen tribute band 5150!!!


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